Laid back, full of like-minded and broad-minded people, green and leafy, fantastic housing stock, hardly any waiting lists for schools and clubs, within striking distance of London and the beach. No wonder The Times declared Bristol the UK’s best city to live in earlier this year. Its ‘small city that feels like a big city’ tag just about nails it. By Nicola Boyce. llustrations by Emily Faccini
Where to Live
Bristol offers gorgeous family homes from Georgian terraces to beautiful big Victorian houses.
The education scene in Bristol has changed hugely over the past decade, offering an array of excellent options.
House Prices in Bristol
A 3–4 bedroom family house in North Bristol starts at approx £400,000. Redland has some large family houses in excess of £1.3m. Prices in Clifton range from £800,000 to £1.5m+.
Raising Kids in Bristol
Proximity to green space and access to the countryside and coast is Bristol’s trump card for families, from the Downs to the iconic Suspension Bridge.